Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Negotiating Ethnicity: Second-generation South Asians Traverse a Transnational World

Negotiating Ethnicity: Second-generation South Asians Traverse a Transnational World (Hardback)

£47.95
To Order. Estimated despatch in 3-5 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

In the continuing debates on the topic of racial and ethnic identity in the United States, there are some that argue that ethnicity is an ascribed reality. To the contrary, others claim that individuals are becoming increasingly active in choosing and constructing their ethnic identities. Focusing on second-generation South Asian Americans, Bandana Purkayastha offers fresh insights into the subjective experience of race, ethnicity, and social class in an increasingly diverse America. The young people of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Nepalese origin that are the subjects of the study grew up in mostly white middle class suburbs, and their linguistic skills, education, and occupation profiles are indistinguishable from their white peers. By many standards, their lifestyles mark them as members of mainstream American culture. But, as Purkayastha shows, their ethnic experiences are shaped by their racial status as neither ""white"" nor ""wholly Asian,"" their continuing ties with family members across the world, and a global consumer industry, which targets them as ethnic consumers."" Drawing on information gathered from forty-eight in-depth interviews and years of research, this book illustrates how ethnic identity is negotiated by this group through choice - the adoption of ethnic labels, the invention of ""traditions,"" the consumption of ethnic products, and participation in voluntary societies. The pan-ethnic identities that result demonstrate both a resilient attachment to heritage and a celebration of reinvention. Lucidly written and enriched with vivid personal accounts, Negotiating Ethnicity is an important contribution to the literature on ethnicity and racialization in contemporary American culture.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyPhysical anthropology & ethnography Publisher: Rutgers University Press Publication Date: 31/05/2005 ISBN-13: 9780813535814  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 3-5 weeks.  

More books by Bandana Purkayastha

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Todas
(Paperback)
William Rivers
 
 
£41.00
 
The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers
(Hardback)
Brian Turner
 
 
£14.99
 
Dialogues with Ethnography: Notes on...
(Paperback)
Jan Blommaert
 
 
£19.95
 
Latest Blog
A Tale of Two Currencies
23/02/2018

Dharshini David explains why the volatility of Bitcoin underscores how secure the dollar is in its pole position – and how the old greenback continues to dictate the world’s fortunes.

#FoylesFive: Polish Fiction
22/02/2018

Gary from our Fiction Department delights us with a few of his favourite Polish novels.

Get More!
22/02/2018

We've extended the range of available lines on our website to close to one million items across more than thirty product categories! OK, that actually sounds quite dull. But what it means is you've got more books to choose from, more subject areas, more titles available on our website than ever before — more more more! To celebrate, we're giving you 15% off everything* online when you use the code GETMORE at checkout anytime between Thursday 22nd February and Thursday 1st March 2018.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd